Porter Airlines showed how satisfied it is with the E195-E2 by announcing on Wednesday the order for another 25 aircraft of Embraer’s largest passenger jet.
The rapidly expanding Canadian carrier had originally ordered 30 aircraft, but increased that number to 50 E195-E2s in 2022.
Now, Porter has 75 firm orders in addition to 25 purchase options. To date, the airline has received 24 E195-E2s, the largest fleet of its type in the world.
According to Embraer, the agreement, valued at US$2.1 billion at list price, will be added to the firm order book for the fourth quarter of 2023.
“At Porter, we entered a new era when we began operating the E195-E2 earlier this year. The jet is exceeding our expectations, especially in terms of fuel burn, and delivering an incredible level of customer satisfaction to our passengers with a quiet, comfortable ride. These additional 25 orders enable us to continue extending our reach throughout North America, with more exciting new destinations,” said Michael Deluce, President and CEO of Porter Airlines.
“Porter Airlines is an exciting disrupter delivering an elevated passenger experience that’s shaking up the North American market. Choosing the E2 to deliver an upgraded service is a huge endorsement of the jet’s comfort and capabilities, and a further endorsement of the E2 – the world’s quietest and most fuel-efficient single-aisle aircraft,” added Arjan Meijer, President and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation.
Porter chose the E195-E2 after backing out of a commitment for Bombardier’s Canadian C Series jets, later renamed the A220 by Airbus.
The first jets were delivered around a year ago and changed the landscape of the company’s airline network, which until then was restricted to Dash 8 turboprops.
Currently, in addition to covering several destinations in Canada, the E195-E2s, configured with 132 seats, are flying to Las Vegas, Miami, San Francisco and Los Angeles, and soon to Mexico and the Caribbean.
Porter is the launch customer for the E2 family in North America.